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Then, Dierke struck a bell and said, “Okay, it’s quiet time.”
And just like that, a hush fell over the auditorium. Students straightened their backs and closed their eyes. Some bowed their heads. Others rested them on the backs of their chairs. The once-boisterous hall became silent and remained so for the next 15 minutes.
“Visitors are always amazed,” Dierke said afterwards, “but it works. It really is quiet time.”
Friday, February 10, 2012
Amidst Chaos, 15 Minutes of Quiet Time Helps Focus Students